We do not collect financial information such as credit card or account numbers.
We do not collect details of your personal information such as Social Security numbers or Tax Payer ID information.
Website security is a valid concern. When I am not volunteering for the Greenbrier Residents Association, I may be sitting in a briefing from a state, federal or industry expert on cyber security and the protection of our nations’ critical infrastructure. While we had a level of concern in the past, our world changed on 9/11. Let me explain what we will do to keep your personal information private.
As an example, we would like to do is provide a neighborhood directory for use by neighborhood residents. It would have the usual sort of information – names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails. We have information from the last directory. Some of the information has changed. We use new means of communicating like Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. In order to update your information we will have a page on our website to allow you to make changes to your personal information. We will not publish the information until you give us permission to do so. You will need a password to access the page. Providing the password to everyone in Greenbrier will take a little time. Please be patient.
Our webpage will use “https:” encryption to ensure the private information you send us remains private while it is traveling over the internet.
Some of the information we collect from you will be the location that you use to connect to the internet. The technical term is your IP address, for Internet Protocol. You probably connect via Insight, Windstream or with a cell phone provider like AT&T or Verision. Maybe you connect from work, like UK or Lexmark. We want to make sure people in the Lexington area can access our website. We do not intend to provide access to people in Nome, Alaska or Beijing, China.
When the directory is ready, we will notify you by e-mail. In order for us to do that, you have to sign up for our mailing list. When you click on a link in the e-mail, you will again have to enter a password to get a copy of the directory. The link will not be visible on the website. The link will work for only a short time. If you miss the cut off date, we will have an e-mail address that you may use to request a copy.
Now, can we guarantee you that your personal information is totally secure? No. Unfortunately the US government is not able to make that guarantee either. It seems that England has some issues with personal information as well. We will do the best that we can do to make things secure, until the next 15 year old outsmarts us.
Share with us the information you feel comfortable. Do not share information that you wish to keep private.